Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer Non-profit Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:     Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Organisation: DanChurchAid

Duty Station: 

About US:

DanChurchAid (DCA)
is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and
humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with
local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in
Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil
society development.

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) Officer is a technical role and heads the MEAL function in the
DCA Uganda Humanitarian sector. The position will lead in developing,
implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and
Evaluation systems for DCA’s various humanitarian Projects. The post will
involve coordination with project management teams in line with donor reporting
requirements, and with DCA guidelines and best practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Based on approved workplans and donor reporting requirements,
    develop/ strengthen the system for capturing and documenting data and
    relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs,
    outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”,
    and will obtain valid and reliable information.
  • Participate in generating draft quarterly project reports and share
    with the project managers for further review and final submission to line
  • Ensure roll-out of M&E plan and reporting systems to all staff
    and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical
    support as needed working closely with the MEAL officer and the
    Humanitarian Team Leader.
  • Ensure data capture and reporting systems are well understood and
    properly implemented by staff and partners.
  • Contribute in developing project proposals targets, ToC and Logical
    Frameworks, development of programme strategies, implementation of project
    activities, and any other required inputs.
  • Ensure that all tools are practical, user friendly and accommodate
    different levels of expertise, from community groups, partners, to project
  • Work with all partners and project teams to popularize the reporting
    processes to ensure that all information and data is collected,
    documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist DCA team to maintain and follow an updated Accountability
    Framework and Complaints Handling Mechanism, consistent with DCA Great
    Lakes Regional Office Compliant handling and assist in receiving and
    processing complaint referred to DCA Offices.
  • Provide ongoing support to project teams, partners, and rights
    holders to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be
    addressed in subsequent refresher trainings.
  • Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system, making improvements as
    needed and recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and
  • Actively participate both qualitative and quantitative routine
    collection, analysis, and use of data quality for reporting and planning
    purposes. Keep record of information obtained during research and
    documentation (database of information, hard files, etc.) as well have
    confidentiality and protection of collected information
  • He/she must ensure quality content development by writing of timely
    and accurate assessment reports and factsheets and providing of technical
  • He/She will support the development of TOR for Consultancy,
    administering consultancy services as well supervising the MEAL Assistants
    and Data Enumerator attached to the department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Monitoring,
    Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer job placement must
    hold a bachelor’s degree in social sciences field and a post graduate
    qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Advanced training in M&E and quantitative methodologies,
    including database management will be strong added advantage.
  • Six years of experience in monitoring and evaluation work
  • Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods
    for monitoring, evaluation and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment
    methodologies and evaluation.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, Power Point, database,
    spreadsheet, Excel and graphics presentations, including one or more of
    the following programs: MS Access, Epi Info, SPSS, R, Kobo Collect, Magpi,  Statistical Programing skills and other
    internet applications.
  • Ability to apply social monitoring methodologies such as PRA
  • Understands international standards in humanitarian protection and
    accountability (e.g. CHS, SPHERE, Red Cross/Crescent Code of Conduct, etc).
  • Excellent strategic planning skills as well as analytical and
    organizational skills. Ability to think critically and creatively; and to
    set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and
    tasks efficiently. Must be flexible and willing to perform other duties
    and work irregular hours;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, willingness to
    listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both
    individually and as part of a team;
  • Experience of working in Humanitarian sector will be added advantage
  • A self-starter with a strong existing ability to work independently
    and ethically upright

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) in
the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 30th September 2019

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